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French imam says beheaded teacher is martyr for freedom of speech

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zaphod

 Do not hold your breath for that. One thing you can be certain is that we will not read any reports about thousands of mosques holding prayers for the murdered infidel who showed Mohammed cartoons in clas

Just because they don't report it or show it on tv doesn't mean it's not being done. Or are you a muslim (no you're not, we know) speaking from experience? Even if you were, you wouldn't know what they say in other mosques around the world unless you can speak the local tongue (which probably isn't english), so...

Or maybe they really aren't. But there may be reasons for that. Myself, for example - I generally pray for my own safety, knowing that there are so many rabid islamophobes here in japan. And not among the japanese.

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Sure, I praise him. But he is one of too few, and as the article himself notices, he got his own death threats already from the fundamentalists.

There are islamic reformer like this (note also Majid Navaz in the UK), but they too few and they are fighting an uphill battle.

So Chalghoumicalled on mosques in France to pray for the teacher. Do not hold your breath for that. One thing you can be certain is that we will not read any reports about thousands of mosques holding prayers for the murdered infidel who showed Mohammed cartoons in class.

The rightist mentally of “if we can’t fix something completely in one go, we shouldn’t even bother.” It’s the same with climate change and firearms control. It must be sad having a binary worldview.

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kikai

Why isn't anyone saying anything about this when they had lots to say about previous articles on this topic? Isn't this the kind of muslim they were wishing for? Surely some words of praise are due?

Sure, I praise him. But he is one of too few, and as the article himself notices, he got his own death threats already from the fundamentalists.

There are islamic reformer like this (note also Majid Navaz in the UK), but they too few and they are fighting an uphill battle.

So Chalghoumicalled on mosques in France to pray for the teacher. Do not hold your breath for that. One thing you can be certain is that we will not read any reports about thousands of mosques holding prayers for the murdered infidel who showed Mohammed cartoons in class.

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The Imam is worried about Islam’s image in mainstream French society and a possible backlash by rightists or racists.

He is a brave man for speaking up like this in order to keep the peace.

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Why isn't anyone saying anything about this when they had lots to say about previous articles on this topic?

We all know the answer to that.

For the record, I agree fully with the Imam.

Me too.

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Why isn't anyone saying anything about this when they had lots to say about previous articles on this topic? Isn't this the kind of muslim they were wishing for? Surely some words of praise are due?

For the record, I agree fully with the Imam.

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